10 Dec : Drug baron Dawood Ibrahim was directly involved in last month’s terror attacks in Mumbai, according to a top Russian official."The gathered inputs testify that infamous regional drug baron Dawood Ibrahim had provided his logistics network for preparing and carrying out the Mumbai terror attacks by the militants," Director of Russia’s federal anti-narcotics service Viktor Ivanov said.
In an interview to the government daily published on Wednesday Ivanov said the Mumbai mayhem is a ‘burning example’ of the use of illegal drug trafficking network for perpetrating terrorism.
"The super profits of the narco-mafia through Afghan heroin trafficking have become a powerful source of financing organised crime and terrorist networks, destabilising the political systems, including in Central Asia and Caucasus," Ivanov said.
Dawood Ibrahim sought by India for 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, is said to be among the list of wanted persons sent to Islamabad in the wake of last month’s Mumbai terror attacks organised by Lashkar-e-Taiba, daily noted.